Holiday Cottages in Porthtowan

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    Coastal apartment in popular village of Porthtowan. Bright, open-plan space with large decked area outside. Beach within easy walking distance. Short walk to Porthtowan village. (Ref. 959615)

    7 nights from £489

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    Modern house with sea views in Porthtowan. Short walk to the sandy beach and coast path. Enclosed garden. Off road parking for 2 cars. St Agnes 4 miles. (Ref. 965169)

    7 nights from £456

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    Coastal apartment with sea views in Porthtowan. Balcony. Off road parking. Wifi. Beach, pub, restaurant, shop 5 minute walk. (Ref. 959105)

    7 nights from £344

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    Superbly presented coastal inspired apartment close to sea in Porthtowan. Sea views, open plan living area, sun deck. Easy walk to shops, inns, café. Falmouth 14 miles. (Ref. 959929)

    7 nights from £489

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    Superb beachfront apartment in Porthtowan! All on first floor. Open plan with balcony and sea views. Beach across the road. Shops and cafes 2 minutes walk. (Ref. 959787)

    7 nights from £349

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    Wonderful beachside residence with access to the beach and sun terraces. Positioned in the town of Portreath, Panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Few minutes’ walk into vibrant and relaxed resort, with bars, restaurants, shops and surf hire. (Ref. 959596)

    7 nights from £908

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    Rustic barn conversion within easy reach of sandy beaches. Character beams and wooden floors. Beaches 3 miles. Close to North Coast.Portreath 3 miles. (Ref. 959884)

    7 nights from £310

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    Converted barn in rural setting. En suite shower room. Wifi. Off road parking. Within 2 mile of beach. Portreath 2 miles. (Ref. 959882)

    7 nights from £359

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    Homely barn conversion in the pretty Cornish countryside, just a short drive from Portreath. En-suite shower room and wet room. WiFi. Shared enclosed garden. Off road parking. Portreath 2 miles. (Ref. 959883)

    7 nights from £335

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    Smart and stylish traditional farm cottage in 20 acres, 1 mile walk from Chapel Porth beach. From the garden sea views and spectacular sunsets. (Ref. 993653)

    7 nights from £489

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Porthtowan is a small popular village on the Atlantic coast. It lies within the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape which is a World Heritage Site. Its name comes from the Cornish words 'porth' and 'tewynn' to mean Cove of Sand Dunes.

Porthtowan's history is associated with mining and one of its most prominent buildings is a former engine house converted for residential use. It is also within walking distance by National Trust coastal walks to Chapel Porth, Wheal Coates, Trevaunance Cove and St Agnes.

Porthtowan owes much of its present day character to its popularity as a local seaside resort in Victorian and Edwardian times; the locals from Redruth and the surrounding areas went there, particularly on Bank Holidays. Overlooking Porthtowan are the remains of Wheal Towan, one of Cornwall's most prolific 18th century copper mines, which provided Ralph Allen Daniell of Trelissick with a fortune estimated at the time as a "guinea a minute" night and day.

Porthtowan’s beach has acquired Blue Flag status and consists of soft white sands and dunes.

Porthtowan has become well known as a surf resort and the surfclub building can be found directly on the beach. This is where the judges can be found for the annual SAS Rip Curl Cornish and Open Longboard Championship which is widely covered by the local radio station Atlantic FM. The beach is kept under the constant scrutiny of the St Agnes based charity Surfers Against Sewage.

The town has a general/convenience store, several pubs - including the Blue Bar, which overlooks the beach – a village hall, a couple of cafes and several beach shops. There is also a Chinese restaurant just outside the village called The Flaming Wok.

Every August, Porthtowan beach hosts the SAS/O’Neill Cornish and Open Surf Festival.